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Moselle 3-Countries tour

‘Touching Germany, Luxembourg & France”

October 20 - 28 / 2024

Departure date: 20 october 2024
Average biking distance per day 35 to 45 km / Level: Easy

Highlights

Unfortunately this tour is fully booked already.

Bike, Barge & Cruise the charming Moselle, touching three countries. Fall in love with the French countryside and German mountains while cycling along the Moselle River on solid bike paths, and sample nectarean Luxembourg wines while visiting a wine cellar. Explore the ancient French cities of Metz and Thionville, and enjoy a guided tour in the former Roman city of Trier. Your other stops include the famous Bernkastel with its magnificent framework houses, the ‘black cat’ city of Zell and romantic Cochem.

Moselle 3-Countries tour  | ‘Touching Germany, Luxembourg & France”
Departure port: Nancy/Frouard Destination: Koblenz Travel time: 9 days Countries: France, Luxembourg, Germany Average biking distance per day: 35 to 45 km / Level: Easy
Bike, Barge & Cruise along the Moselle river, touching Germany, Luxembourg & France. Fall in love with the French countryside & the German mountains. Wine tasting included.
€ 2.445,- p.p.
All cabins booked by a travel agency

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1: Nancy/Frouard – Pont-á-mousson

Frouard is a small town (and the nearest port) just outside Nancy.

Check in: 3:30 PM – 4 PM We will offer a welcome drink and introduce the crew, as well as inform you about the tour and the ship, and offer you a safety briefing. At 5 PM, Merlijn will set sail for Pont-á-mousson. After dinner you can enjoy an evening walk.

Day 2 : Pont-á-mousson – Metz. Bike tour approx. 45 km
Day 3: Metz – Richemont – Remich. Bike tour approx. 44 km or short route 35 km
Day 4: Remich – Wormeldange – Trier. Bike tour approx. 45 km
Day 5: Trier. Bike tour approx. 58 KM
Day 5: Trier – Mehring – Bernkastel – Traben-Trarbach. Bike tour approx. 45 km
Day 7: Traben-Trarbach – Zell – Cochem. Bike tour approx. 35 km
Day 8: Cochem – Koblenz. Bike tour approx. 40 km
Day 9: Koblenz

Your bike & barge cruise includes:

  • 8 nights on board Merlijn
  • welcome drink
  • daily cleaning of your cabin
  • supply of bedding, towels, facial tissues, hand soap, soap, shampoo, sewing kit, vanity kit, bathrobe & slippers.
  • culinary care: 8 breakfast buffets, 7 packed lunches and 7 x 3-course dinners
  • coffee, tea and iced water
  • services of a tour guide
  • daily information about the trip of the next day
  • use of 27-speed bicycle, including a waterproof pannier, towel and universal helmet
  • we will provide you with your own water bottle
  • GPS-tracks on most routes
  • canal, bridge & harbour fees.
  • all ferry fares en route
  • guided city tour of Trier
  • wine tasting session in Luxembourg
  • entrance fee to Burg Eltz

 

Your bike & barge cruise doesn’t include:

  • one dinner
  • drinks other than mentioned
  • inbound and outbound journey
  • city maps (though a few are available on board)
  • bike maps
  • insurance
  • gratuities

 

For your comfort we rent electric bikes for € 30 each per day, reservations in advance are advisable.

 

The general terms and conditions of Merlijn de magie van water B.V. apply to all bookings, offers and agreements. Please find them on our website under ‘Terms & Conditions’.
Merlijn complies the General Data Protection Regulation to protect your privacy. Please find them on our website under ‘Privacy statement’.
We reserve the right to modify schedule and/or program. If (part of) the route is not navigable due to weather conditions and/or other nautical reasons and/or is closed off due to circumstances and/or for safety reasons, the operator and/or the captain has the right to change the schedule. This includes changing the location of departure and/or arrival and temporarily suspending departure. Nautical and/or meteorological reasons are understood to mean, among others, weather conditions, the tide, obstruction of waterways/shipping lanes, and the condition of the ship. Closed off due to circumstances and/or safety reasons are understood to mean, among others, terrorism, diseases, natural disasters. Changes in schedule and/or program do not give the customer the right on free cancellation.

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21 june 2024

We thoroughly enjoyed the 11-day Brugge to Amsterdam itinerary. Accommodations are excellent, Chef Christina creates magic from her kitchen, and the scenic countryside is postcard-perfect. The bikes and equipment are excellent and Wi-Fi-helmets a must-have. Not all barge and bike trips have Wi-Fi helmets. The group size of 20 was excellent. Finally, each crew member was welcoming and excellent in their role. Pack light and be open to weather-related and urban traffic issues.